The vagina, uterus, tubes and ovaries that provide reproductive functions in women are organs known as the genital system. Cancer may develop in some parts of these organs at different stages of life.
HOW FREQUENT DO FEMALE GENITAL SYSTEM CANCERS OCCUR?
The most common genital system cancer is uterine cancer, which is seen either in the inner layer of the uterus (endometrium) or in the cervix (cervix). This is followed by ovarian (ovarian) cancer, vulva-vaginal cancer and much more rarely tube cancer.
(Uterine Inner Layer) Cancer
AT WHAT AGE IS CANCER OF THE INNER LAYER OF THE Uterine (ENDOMETRIUM) MOST COMMON?
80% of uterine lining cancers occur after menopause, that is, after the age of 50.
WHAT ARE THE EARLY SYMPTOMS OF CANCER OF THE INNER LAYER OF THE uterine lining?
Abnormal bleeding is seen in 90% of women with this cancer. In addition, sometimes a foul-smelling bloody discharge can be seen.
WHICH WOMEN ARE IN THE RISK GROUP FOR CANCER OF THE INNER LAYER OF THE Uterine?
• Obese women with diabetes, high blood pressure
• Unmarried women
• Women who have never given birth or who have given little birth
• Women with late menopause (after 54 years old)
• Women with a family history of endometrial, breast and ovarian cancer
• Women who consume large amounts of animal fat
• Women with ovulation disorders and infertility
• Women with tumors in their ovaries that secrete estrogen
WHAT SHOULD WOMEN DO FOR EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF INSIDE OF THE uterine layer?
They should have a gynecological examination at least once a year and have the necessary tests done. In addition, in cases of abnormal bleeding, foul-smelling discharge, etc., they should immediately consult a doctor.